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Grey zone vs. red zone: What is open/closed in Ontario

Last Updated Mar 7, 2021 at 6:40 pm EDT

Ontario’s colour-coded framework that details COVID-19 restrictions can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know.

Toronto and Peel will be in the grey-lockdown zone, the highest level of restrictions, on Monday.

Currently, York, Durham and Halton region are in the red zone.

Here’s a detailed list of what is open/closed in the grey zone vs red zone:

Essential stores (supermarkets, pharmacies, etc.)
Grey: Open with 50 per cent capacity, passive screening of customers and stores must post capacity limit.
Red: Open with 75 per cent capacity, passive screening of customers and stores must post capacity limit.

Retail stores
Grey: Open with 25 per cent capacity, passive screening of customers and stores must post capacity limit
Red: Open with 50 per cent capacity, passive screening of customers and stores must post capacity limit

Restaurants
Grey: Open for take-out/delivery, closed for indoor/outdoor dining
Red: Open for dining between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. (Indoors: max 10 people with 2m distance between tables, Outdoors: Max parties of 4 at each table)

Gyms
Grey: Closed
Red: Open with 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors

Personal Care Services
Grey: Closed
Red: Open and guests must be screened

Organized Events/Gatherings
Grey: No indoor gatherings, outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people and single households can pair with another one.
Red: Five people indoors, 25 people outdoors

Details on the rest of the zones are here: